On this occasion, the Chief Minister pledged to champion the cause of women and to create women leaders in every sphere of society.
Patnaik said that empowerment of women has always been the priority of the State Government.
“Empowerment of women has always been the cornerstone of all our initiatives whether it is Mamata, Mission Shakti, Nutriton Budget and participation of women in legislation,” Patnaik tweeted.
“On Women’s Day, (I) pledge to champion the cause of women to create women leaders in every sphere of society,” he added.
On Saturday, the State Cabinet approved creation of a separate Mission Shakti Department to promote women empowerment.
“Mission Shakti is now synonymous with women’s empowerment, transforming lives of millions in the State,” the Chief Minister had said.